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Imports And Exports

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value of (a) imports and (b) exports of the following commodities in 1980 and 1984 at current prices: (i) cereals, (ii) all agricultural products, (iii) motor vehicles, (iv) coal, (v) steel and (vi) electrical goods; and if he will show the net increase or decrease since 1980 in money and percentage terms.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many export credit guarantees for exports to South Africa were granted in each of the years from 1979; and what was the total value of such guarantees for each year.

As a large part of the Export Credits Guarantee Department's business is conducted under comprehensive policies it is not possible to advise on the number of guarantees issued in each year.It has been the policy of successive administrations not to discuss details of the Department's exposure on individual markets.